The Green New Deal failed to pass a hurdle in the Senate when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed the vote in an effort to get Democrats on the record as well as highlight divisions among Democrats over the highly controversial bill which recommended, among other absurd notions, the elimination of cow farts. Democrats argued McConnell held the vote in order to eliminate debate or public testimony, thereby preventing Republicans from going on the record as being against “climate change.” Denouncing the motion as a “sham,” Minority Leader Chuck Schumer instructed senators to vote "present" as a show of unity. However, in doing so, Democrats appear to have distanced themselves from their comical legislation. While the bill’s failure is a victory for the president, the fact that Democrats allowed it to appear at all is most likely part of a long game strategy to please their base, similar to how Republicans during the Obama administration continuously overturned Obama-care to no effect. Interestingly, the media has relabeled the defeat as a victory, claiming it sets up “climate change” as a major issue for 2020. And cow farts along with it.
Perhaps the most surprising victory of March was Congress failing to overturn the president’s veto of his declaring the border a national emergency. Though this battle is far from over and will probably play out in the courts, the failure to override shows that, while Republicans sadly helped pass the bill in the first place, not enough of them were willing to go against the president to stop him.
These three victories show not only that President Trump understands how the political game is played but also that, compared to Democrats who support each other in bending, breaking and ignoring laws, he fights within the law. Moreover, they illustrate the unrelenting nature of his battles and the enormity of them. It’s not hard to liken him to Batman, the millionaire superhero, with an endless stream of arch-nemeses.
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“The United States of America vs. Gavin Newsom, et al.-
A Criminal Prosecution for RICO Violations”
Former U.S. Attorney for Northern California
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr., Novato
Mr. Russoniello is a renowned Bay Area attorney specializing in litigation, business crimes and regulatory defense. He served twice as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California which encompasses 15 counties from the Oregon-California border to Monterey, including San Francisco. His first term lasted from 1982 to 1990 when he had been appointed by President Ronald Reagan while his second appointment came from President George W. Bush and continued from 2008 to 2010.
Mr. Russoniello spent the 17 years between his two U.S. Attorney appointments in private practice as a Senior Counsel at a San Francisco law firm and also served as Dean of the San Francisco Law School for 5 ½ years until the summer of 2007 before returning as U.S. Attorney for the second time.
You might recall some of the high profile cases he was part of including the prosecution of Larry Layton of the ‘Peoples Temple’ for his involvement in the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan in Jonestown, Guyana, overseeing the prosecution of Barry Bonds on perjury charges, and also of Ed Jew, former Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on charges of extortion and bribery.
Since Joe’s retirement in the summer of 2010 he spends his time partially in the Bay Area and partially in Arizona. We hear so much about California suing President Trump. Please join us for a discussion of why the federal government could criminally prosecute certain California office holders for violation of “RICO”, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
“Because current law sets an easily met standard for "credible fear," refugees fleeing actual persecution and violence are bogged down in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services backlog, which has swelled more than 1900 percent since the end of the 2012 fiscal year. (WhiteHouse.gov) This means that the Obama Administration set the precedent of setting asylum seekers free with the frankly ridiculous directive to return for court dates.
The Left labels the Trump approach as unfeeling simply because, as a law and order president, he’s instructed his departments to follow the law. The Left ignores that the Obama administration’ sometimes employed the same methods (putting illegal aliens in pens) and other times ignored the law entirely (keeping some families together, when the law requires separation.) By following the law, the President upholds his job as executive. By publicly explaining his actions, he rightly passes the buck to Congress, which refuses to create functional legislation. Additionally, if Trump instructed his departments not to follow the law (as did President Obama) he could be impeached.
The Left argues that the Wall won’t solve anything, that most illegals do utilize points of entry, that citizens along the border don’t want a wall for various reasons - including tourism, and that illegals commit crimes at a lower rate than the population. However, all news sites - even Left leaning ones - that focus on border towns which have a wall or fence say that crime in these communities dropped substantially after construction. One wonders that, if illegals don’t commit crimes and walls don’t work, how crime could’ve reduced. And, if illegals use ports of entry, how would building a wall shunt the flow of illegals to a new location?
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Managing Partner Sunrise Farms
President and GM Dairymen’s Feed
Past Chairman and former Board Member Nucal Foods Ripon CA.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Members $30 | Non-members $35
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive, Novato
Arnie is a 4th-generation Sonoma County rancher. He grew up o a dairy and chicken farm in Cotati and since has dedicated himself to the industry that was responsible for putting Petaluma on the map I the early 1900s.
He has stepped up to fill the much-needed role of the representative and advocate for the egg industry in Northern California. Last year, he went on a 4-day trip to Washington D.C, working to convince the powers that be that successful egg production, on a scale, can and should be achieved with animal welfare firmly in mind.
Here in Petaluma, he and his partner at Sunrise Farms produce a million eggs each and every day of the year, providing 90% of the eggs consumed in all of Northern California. Mr. Riebli credits the ability to adapt and fierce dedication to the Petaluma ranching lifestyle for his business surviving the many changes it has undergone since the egg industry’s heyday of the late 1940s.
Law recently passed concerning the poultry industry were “deeply frustrating” to him because, as he explains it, they were motivated by heavy doses of political correctness but were severely light on practical application.
But as Arnie says, “Folks have to eat. Sooner or later, people will realize that food is not produced in the backroom of the local grocer.” He said 219,000 people get added to the world’s dinner table every night. “That’s 80 million a year. Currently the political mechanisms in the way, and if it stays that way, the world will face severe shortages in the near future.”
Backing his conviction that “this country’s greatest asset is our youth,” he has lent his considerable knowledge and boundless energy to the Chamber’s Petaluma Youth Ag Day Passing the ranching tradition and all that it entails on to future generations has been part of his lifelong agenda.
Arnie is the proof that business can take the high road and that an ethically responsible direction can translate to profit – economic profit and cultural profit for any community with its eye on a wholesome future.
Please join us for a fantastic lunch welcoming the man who probably is responsible for the eggs in your fridge!
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*Spring Fashion Show!*
Tuesday, May 21st
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Marin Country Club
Salmon Luncheon, Complimentary Wine, Raffle Gifts, Music & more!
Tickets ~ $50
Table for 10 guests ~ $500 with priority seating
The proceeds of this event are used to support our college scholarships as well as book and flag donations to local schools.
This is not a political event. Bring your friends of all persuasions!